The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce more guests for its Festival weekend in Kendal (12th – 14th October 2018), who include veteran British comics artist Ian Kennedy and New Yorker illustrator Stanley Chow.
The latest guests revealed are Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Corey Brotherson, Stanley Chow, Alan Grant, Ian Kennedy, Steve McGarry, Graeme McNee, Emmi Nieminen and Ken Niimura.
Already announced are Yomi Ayeni, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Guy Delisle, Ottilie Hainsworth, Rian Hughes, Kripa Joshi, Joe Kelly, Kaisa Leka, Victoria Lomasko, Mikiko, Ian Rankin, Orijit Sen, Seth and John Wagner.
Many more guests will be announced in the coming months from the UK and abroad, with an increase in the number of comic creators exhibiting in the Comics Clock Tower and other venues around the Lake District market town of Kendal.
“I’m flattered to be invited back for my third consecutive year at LICAF, even more so as a guest,” says writer and editor Corey Brotherson. “Along with a brand new Magic of Myths story, I’ll be giving new sci-fi/fantasy anthology Deadlier Than… its LICAF debut, and working with ‘Clockwork Watch’ creator Yomi Ayeni to unveil something a little bit special, which I’m not allowed to fully talk about quite yet…”
“We’re delighted to be announcing this latest ‘teaser’ of our guest list,” says Festival Director Julie Tait. “We’re bringing more new faces to Kendal, but we’re excited that some amazing creators are returning, too.
“Not only is Steve McGarry at the Festival but he’s also working with us on a new exhibition in partnership with the National Football Museum,” she reveals. “The full details of that are still being finalised, but needless to say, given Steve’s love of football and his work on football comics, he was the perfect choice for this!”
The Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in one of the the country’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, it takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art. Its aim is to celebrate the whole spectrum of comic art, inspiring existing comic art fans and creators and, it hopes, generating new audiences and creators too. It invests in creators through a commissioning programme and has an emphasis on developing international collaborations.